Kudos to the staff of the new PBS TV show called Pedal America led by host and my good friend Ira David, who visited Tampa and St. Petersburg back in December for an episode on the local bicycle scene in Tampa Bay. Ira David did episodes on places like Chicago, Savannah, the Napa Valley and Austin, and I appreciated Ira David singling out Tampa as a "work in progress" bike town.
The Pedal America episode came along for a Seminole Heights Bicycle Club bike ride to Hyde Park Village and back in Tampa and then documented the SHBC's bicycle-theme art show after the bike ride. I enjoyed working with Ira David's crew led by producer Stephanie Rabiola and appreciate him allowing my to discuss SWFBUD's BAM Network plan which calls for three regional bike trails in Hillsborough County to be connected into a highway system for bicyclists in Hillsborough: the Tampa By-pass Canal Trail, the South Coast Greenway and the Selmon Greenway.
Please watch the show if you have Bright House or Verizon. I believe the Pedal America episode on Tampa will be shown Monday at 9AM on Bright House 605 and on a Verizon channel.
Editor's note: Read more in Alan Snel's Bicycle Stories blog.